Valentine’s Day 2020 is just around the corner and we cannot keep calm! This is the day to celebrate love, eat chocolates, flowers and go on a romantic date with bae.
Know what is equally important as deciding where to go for your date? Your look! From the outfit and makeup to your hair, it has to look good! Irrespective of whether you are planning on a date with your significant other, going on a blind date, even treating yourself (because, why not?) or simply catching up with friends for a few drinks after work, there is no way you are doing any of this without putting on some makeup, right?
To help you look perfect for whatever you plan to do on Valentine’s Day, 2020 we have curated a list of some simple yet stunning looks that will definitely please the hopeless romantic in you. Feast your eyes below on seven of our favourite makeup looks as seen on celebrities to look your absolute best for each day of Valentine’s week this year.
- 1. Valentine's Day Look: Pretty in pink
- 2. Beautifully bronze
- 3. Smokey and sultry
- 4. You glow, girl!
- 5. Sparkle and shine
- 6. Red lip, for the win!
- 7. Bold and beautiful
1. Valentine's Day Look: Pretty in pink
Rose day marks the beginning of Valentine’s week, and this is a day we are eagerly waiting for. A lot of colleges and offices celebrate this day by organising small events. So it only makes sense for you to look fresh, glowing and utterly romantic in a pink-monotone look like Kriti Sanon's.
After doing your base makeup, start by defining the crease of your eyes with the deeper brown shade from the Lakmé Absolute Illuminating Eye Shadow Palette - French Rose and blend it in use a fluffy eyeshadow brush. Next, apply the pink shade from the same palette close to your upper and lower lash line and smudge it out for a softer effect.
2. Beautifully bronze
For chocolate day, which is the second day in the Valentine’s week list, we suggest you go for a beautiful chocolate brown makeup look. It is a great way to look understated, yet make an amazing statement. This is the perfect opportunity to give those reds and pinks a miss for something equally classy and gorgeous.
To get a similar look, start by applying a matte base. Then contour your face using the Lakmé Absolute Highlighter Palette to define your cheekbones and give you a beautiful bronze look. To finish your look, apply a dark brown shade of lipstick. You can use the Lakmé Absolute Matte Revolution Lip Color - 306 Nutty Chocolate.
3. Smokey and sultry
Another amazing look you can try this Valentine’s week 2020 is the traditional smokey eye paired with a beautiful nude lip colour. This is such a versatile makeup look and will look equally beautiful on any outfit you plan to wear.
To create this look, apply the charcoal eyeshadow from the Lakmé Absolute Illuminating Eye Shadow Palette - Nude Beach all over your lid and blend it well using a fluffy brush. Ensure that there are no stark lines or harsh edges. Then go ahead and apply the Lakmé Absolute Kohl Ultimate Kajal on the upper and lower lash line and then smudge it out using the smudger at the other end. Apply a nude lip colour and you’re good to go!
4. You glow, girl!
A glow-y, fresh faced look is timeless and never really goes out of style. Whether it is a day or night look, glowing skin looks absolutely stunning. This is the easiest way to look fresh-faced and awake. No matter the outfit, a glow-y base will definitely help accentuate your look beautifully.
To create a look similar to Alia Bhatt’s, start by prepping your skin well. After applying a generous dose of moisturiser, apply a dewy foundation such as the Lakmé Absolute Argan Oil Serum Foundation with SPF 45. Apart from covering your imperfections, it will give your skin that beautiful, dewy finish.
5. Sparkle and shine
If you are wearing an LBD this Valentine’s Day, we suggest you play around with your makeup. Take for example this beautiful look on Esha Gupta. We love the grey eyeshadow, dramatic fluttery lashes, brushed out brows, all paired with a coral matte lipstick. It is such a refreshing change from the usual Valentine’s Day makeup looks that we see year after year.
To achieve a similar look, we suggest you colour your entire upper lid with a silver eyeshadow, not going beyond the crease, then blend well. Using the Lakmé Absolute Shine Liquid Eye Liner – Black, create a thin line along the upper lash line that ends in a feline flick. Next, apply at least two coats of a volumising mascara such as the Lakmé Absolute Flutter Secrets Volumizing Mascara – Black. To tie the look together, go ahead and apply the Lakmé Absolute Matte Revolution Lip Color - 403 Coral Pink.
6. Red lip, for the win!
A red lip and shimmery eye go a long way. This is perhaps the easiest way to look amazing and Valentine’s Day ready in no time. No matter the colour of your outfit, this is the perfect no-fail combination that looks good on women from all age groups.
To recreate a similar look, start by applying the mauve shade from the Lakmé Absolute Illuminating Eye Shadow Palette - French Rose on your upper and lower lash lines and then smudge it out. Define your lashes using your favourite mascara to add some more drama to your look. Lastly, apply two coats of the Lakmé Absolute Matte Melt Liquid Lip Color - Rhythmic Red. Voilà ! You are good to go!
7. Bold and beautiful
Can you find anything wrong with rose gold eyelids and a statement deep red lip colour? Not us, for sure! This is such a beautiful makeup look for Valentine’s Day 2020, that we can’t wait to recreate it, either! This look is extremely classy and will help you flaunt that red lipstick you bought recently.
For a similar makeup look, start by applying a matte foundation such as the Lakmé 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Perfect Cover Foundation using a damp makeup sponge. For the eyes, apply two layers of a light brown shade from the Lakmé 9 to 5 Eye Quartet Eyeshadow - Silk Route on your upper eye lid and blend it well. Lastly, apply two coats of the Lakmé Absolute Matte Melt Liquid Lip Color – Bombshell Red.
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